Thursday, May 09, 2013
Starfall Learn to Read (best educational Android apps for kids)
Just noticed that one of my favorite iPad/iPhone apps, an app we rated 4-1/2 stars at smartappsforkids.com, was released for Android. This is how Heather H. bottom lined it: The award-winning online content of Starfall translated to an app. A perfect introduction to phonics and simple words for children ages 4-7. It's $2.99 but money well spent. Starfall Learn to Read is the app version of the web site that helped me teach both my sons how to read.
In the app, children learn basic reading skills through activities, movies and songs, including a section on Zac the Rat!
Since 2002 Children around the world have learned to read with Zac the Rat — and your child will too! Each numbered section features a vowel sound and its related spelling. Your child will hear, touch, read and eventually master this sound-spelling through a variety of engaging activities, movies, and songs. Encourage your child to play and explore! Your child will come to recognize the relationship between spoken and written language while having fun learning to read. This app is excellent for emerging readers and English language learners.